Tom Ford's 5 Tips on How to be a Modern Gentleman

Tom Ford may have started designing womenswear for his eponymous label recently, but for years he has worked solely on menswear, which has filled him with the knowledge needed to create the perfect modern gentlemen. For the upcoming Spring/Summer 2011 issue of Another Man, Tom graces the cover and poses for a shoot with photographer Jeff Burton. Inside the issue, he also divulges his top 5 tips on how to be a modern gentleman in an intimate interview with Jefferson Hack. Tom comments in the interview:

1. You should put on the best version of yourself when you go out in the world because that is a show of respect to the other people around you.

2. A gentleman today has to work. People who do not work are so boring and are usually bored. You have to be passionate, you have to be engaged and you have to be contributing to the world.

3. Manners are very important and actually knowing when things are appropriate. I always open doors for women, I carry their coat, I make sure that they're walking on the inside of the street. Stand up when people arrive at and leave the dinner table.

4. Don't be pretentious or racist or sexist or judge people by their background.

5. A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.

Below are just a few of the photos which appear in the Another Man Spring/Summer 2011 issue. You can also read the full interview with Tom Ford inside the magazine.

Interview: Jefferson Hack
Photography: Jeff Burton
Photographic assistants: Eric Larson, Brooke Kegan, Rene Gomez
Digital technician: Matthew Grover
Retouching: Epilogue Inc.
Set design: Jamie Dean at Walter Schupfer Mangement
Set design assistant: Billy Czyzyk
Production: Carol Cohen
Production assistant: Mary Bell

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